Only play Megaten, only commenting on Megaten. And this month, I'm giving a very hesitant 4.
I think the GMs are really doing the best they can with the manpower they have. They address concerns in a timely manner and I really respect them in that they stood firm on their position on the rider promo, while still extending goodwill to those who bought them. I really feel they did the best they could in that situation.
I also was thrilled to see us get another content update with Diaspora Shinagawa. Again, this is something we've wanted for a long time and it's awesome to finally see it in action. This is all the more compounded by the fact that the GM team was able to convince Cave to lower the cooldown period for both Diaspora instances, making it much more accessible and easily run.
GM Wildcat runs and the much requested leveling event have also been nice to see. And, while they took a lot of fire for it, I really respected the team's openness on the selection of the Loading Screen winners.
What makes me hesitant to give a four, though, is what it looks like is building up in the months to come. We've been told that Shinagawa Diaspora was the last big update for a while and Cave wants to focus on fixing bugs. The dedication to cleaning up the bugs that have been growing for some time now is good.
However, I worry that this might send us into a drought of updates when we're already well over a year behind the Japanese server (we're still missing content we should have gotten last summer that's making for a lot of broken or half-implemented quests and content). This means we'll likely miss out on more and more of the time-specific events. I've expressed my disappointment quite a few times, but I'm quite unhappy to see we missed the Valentine's event JP got last year. And, given the wait, it seems increasingly unlikely that we might get the Kappa events as well.
Add this to Cave imploding the JP server this week (and skipping on a patch at the last minute for us) and it's looking like we might not see much at all in the months to come. And, I really, really hope this doesn't become the case.